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By halo14 at 2005-05-19 14:41
Inspired by/Information from KNOPPIX HACKS O'REILY book, using captive-ntfs and chntpw utility.

Resetting Lost Windows NT
Passwords with KNOPPIX Linux

You have forgotten a local user password on a Microsoft Windows NT, 2000, XP, 2003 computer. This is especially useful if the forgotten password if for the

by pingu on Thu, 2005-06-09 04:54
Unfortunately ver 3.8 does not have captive-ntfs although it says so trying to remount hda1 writable...
And ver 3.4 is no longer in the archives...

by pingu on Thu, 2005-06-09 06:29
Well I found version 3.4, it has no such thing as captive-ntfs?

by darin3200 on Tue, 2005-08-09 10:07
I also tried this with Knoppix 3.4 and couldn't find the captive NTFS utility

by yekrahs on Tue, 2005-09-27 06:43
The link to download the chntpw from the debian unstable repository is broken, btw.

Also, when I looked for it on the debian package website, it said that it was "non-free".
Is it still going to be ok to use it?

by fakie_flip on Sat, 2005-11-05 15:57
I found chntpw click here. I am using Knoppix 3.9, and I cannot find captive ntfs in it. Has anyone got the password reset to work?

by fakie_flip on Sat, 2005-11-05 16:25
Kanotix 2005-04 rc7 has captive ntfs. I do not know about the other versions. They might too.

by yekrahs on Sun, 2005-11-06 09:06
You don't have to use Knoppix by the way. (or bother with Capive ntfs etc.) People have made good easy to use Windows ports of chntpw.

Read this weblink here:

It runs from a bootable floppy.
(Or a USB, I suppose).

by fakie_flip on Sun, 2005-11-06 10:18
How can a linux user use that? It is in exe format.

by yekrahs on Sat, 2005-11-12 10:39
Oh come on...
Windows computers are everywhere. Libraries, etc.
It might be a simpler to make a sacrifice and make the floppy on one of Bill Gates's.

I'm just trying to say what's easier: given that it seems that some people have had problems with captive ntfs on knoppix, I think that link is helpful.

by fakie_flip on Wed, 2005-11-16 14:29
Come on now to you...

For you bible lover: Does the bible have a writing about being very rude?

I do not have a car. My windows xp is broke. I am not allowed to download and run most dos executable files from public computers. Part of the many ways I try to solve this problem was coming on here. I solved the problem by another way and I have got into the windows machine. It is not a problem anymore.


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